Corsair Carbide Air 240 Case Reviewby E. Fylladitakis on August 15, 2014 6:00 AM EST
Corsair is a company originally known for their quality RAM modules, but they have expanded into many other areas of the PC market. Today, Corsair is one of the most important players in the computer hardware market, with the company offering dozens of products, designed to cater to as wide an array of people as possible. Looking just at their computer cases, Corsair offers five series with an ever-expanding number of products, ranging from super-large cases for enthusiasts to low-cost products for budget-driven users. In this review, we will look at one of their latest case designs, the Carbide Air 240.
Compact cases and small form factors are all the rage nowadays. Some companies, such as Silverstone, have focused many of their R&D resources on the development of such designs. The first compact case that we reviewed from Corsair was the Obsidian 250D, a cubic Mini-ITX case of not so compact proportions; instead, it was designed to fit fairly powerful combinations of hardware. This is also true of the Carbide Air 240 that we will be reviewing today. Although it is designed to fit up to Micro-ATX motherboards, the Carbide Air 240 can accommodate very powerful hardware, including two top-tier GPUs and dual liquid cooling radiators. We will look at its design, features, strengths, and weaknesses in this review.
|Corsair Carbide Air 240 Specifications|
|Motherboard Form Factor||Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX|
3 x 2.5" or 3.5" (rear cage)
3 x 2.5" (top cage)
|Cooling||Front||2 x 120 (2 x 120mm included)|
|Rear||2 x 80mm (optional)|
|Top||2 x 120mm (one included)|
|Right Side||1 x 120mm (optional)|
|Bottom||2 x 120 (optional)|
2 × USB 3.0
2 × USB 3.0
1 × Headphone
1 × Mic
|Power Supply Size||ATX|
~315mm × 265mm × 400mm (H×W×D)
~12.4in × 10.43in × 15.75in (H×W×D)
Packaging and bundle
The Corsair Carbide Air 240 comes supplied in a simple, brown cardboard box. The artwork on the box is limited to schematics of the case and text. Inside the box, the lightweight case is protected by thick polystyrene foam slabs and is wrapped in a nylon bag.
Corsair kept the items bundled with the Carbide Air 240 down to a minimum but organized them well, supplying each type of screw inside a separate nylon bag. There are also four rubber feet for the case and a few short cable ties.